While plenty of excellent gin selections exist, Henrick’s stands out from other products with its unique flavor.
The brand achieves its one-of-a-kind taste by using a recipe of nearly a dozen botanicals to flavor the spirit.
After a dual distilling process, Hendrick’s melds the gin with infusions of rose and cucumber.
These elements make Hendrick’s gin cocktails special, imparting a delicate and complex taste. In drinks, the spirit creates a pleasant floral aroma that will impress on any occasion!
Rosemary Gin & Tonic
The complex taste of Hendrick’s gin allows it to shine, even when paired with potent ingredients like rosemary. Botanical notes from the spirit pair with the rosemary, creating an herbaceous cocktail. Lemonade, in addition to fresh lemon juice, adds a small amount of sweetness and a bright citrus element contrasting the intense flavors.
Midsummer Gin Dream
This Hendrick’s gin cocktail uses the brand’s limited edition Midsummer Solstice variety. This gin brings a crisp bite and more floral flavors than the original. Chambord gives this cocktail its pleasant blush color. The recipe is simple to follow, combining the spirits with tonic water and lime.
The Bee’s Knees
This example of the best Hendrick’s gin cocktails falls on the sweeter side. The recipe calls for a simple honey syrup, which, when shaken with lemon and gin, creates an easy-to-make recipe that lets individual flavors shine through. The Bee’s Knees calls specifically for local honey, which should highlight the floral notes of the gin.
The St. Hendrick's
One of the most refreshing cocktails on this list, The St. Hendrick’s, calls for fresh ingredients like cucumber, lime, and mint. In addition to gin, the cocktail also contains elderflower liqueur, helping build rich floral undertones in the drink. Finally, tonic water gives this cocktail its signature flavor with just a touch of sweetness.
For this recipe, no special bar tools are required, making it an excellent option for beginners. Ingredients like lemon juice and simple syrup create the lemonade base of this cocktail. The Hendrick’s gin adds subtle floral notes along with a light cucumber taste. Garnish with a lemon wheel and cucumber slices to complete the drink.
Hendrick’s Orbium variety showcases deep complexity, rich with notes of intense quinine, bitter wormwood, and floral lotus blossom. These intense flavors hold up to other potent ingredients in the cocktail, like fresh lime juice and spicy ginger beer. Elderflower liqueur contrasts the deep bitter tones with the tart blackberries used in the muddling process.
A list of Hendrick’s gin cocktails would be incomplete without this classic drink. The iconic French 75 combines the spirit with simple syrup and lemon juice, which is shaken before its poured into a champagne flute. Top with the champagne of your choice and garnish with a lemon twist.
Persimmon Ginger Gin Fizz
For novices, this is one of the more difficult Hendrick’s gin cocktails to craft. The cocktail combines persimmon syrup with the spirit, lemon juice, and egg white, which creates an attractive foam on top. Top with a spicy ginger beer to contrast the subtly sweet persimmon and a few dashes of bitters to bring out a more complex flavor.
Hendrick’s and Elderflower Gin Sling
This cocktail also calls for a few dashes of bitters, which, when shaken with the gin, bright and citrusy lemon juice and sugar syrup form the base of this cocktail. Top with elderflower tonic water to add effervescence. The tonic adds floral notes while highlighting other botanical undertones in the gin.
Red Queen Cocktail
Follow this recipe to craft festive red cocktails, perfect for holidays or parties. The Red Queen pairs Hendrick’s floral gin with elderflower liqueur for a more intense flavor. Cranberry juice gives the drink its color and a contrasting sharpness enhanced by fresh lemon. Serve in a chilled glass for peak visual impact and enjoyment.
The Chandelier Martini boasts a complex flavor with a lengthy ingredient list, so be sure to stock your bar before getting started. The recipe calls for three varieties of gin as well as dry vermouth. A mixture dubbed Chandelier Magic adds complexity to the cocktail with ingredients like citrusy grapefruit bitters and flavored Herbsaint.
Strawberry Lemonade ft. Hendrick's Gin
Many of the best Hendricks gin cocktails use lemonade as a starting point for creativity. In this rendition, the recipe gives instructions to infuse the gin with an even more refreshing cucumber flavor. The strawberry lemonade, made from scratch, must sit overnight to cool. The infused gin requires the same treatment, so start ahead when making this fruity and refreshing drink.
Hendricks Gin Cucumber
This cocktail also incorporates invigorating cucumber, creating a play on the classic gin and tonic. The three-ingredient cocktail calls for tonic water and lots of cucumber slices. Lime juice can be added for taste, bringing a sharpness to the bright and botanical mixture. Serve over ice for a refreshing, easy-to-make option.
Spanish-Style Gin and Tonic
The Spanish-style Gin and Tonic showcase fresh ingredients that give this cocktail intense flavor. Juniper berries add complex pine notes with hints of spice, while a raspberry gives the drink a slight fruitiness. Tonic water brings a subtle mineral flavor and sweetness, while a few dashes of bitters provide more contrast.
Cucumber Elderflower Gimlet
The rose and cucumber flavors of Hendrick’s Gin bring refreshing and floral flavor to this gimlet made with lime juice and elderflower liqueur. The citrusy lime brightens the other tastes in the cocktail, while shaken cucumber in the cocktail adds subtle mellow notes. Shake with ice and serve with a cucumber garnish.
Orange Martini with Hendrick’s Gin
Try this recipe to craft an intensely orange-flavored cocktail, perfect for citrus lovers. This orange martini combines gin with dry vermouth and gets its robust orange flavor from marmalade. Fresh lemon juice adds another layer of brightness, while the bitters add a punch of flavor. Shake, strain, and serve in a martini glass with an orange twist garnish.
Hendrick's & Tonic
With a cocktail this simple, there’s nowhere to go wrong! This recipe is the brand’s take on the classic gin and tonic, combining Hendrick’s Gin with tonic water. Serve with cucumber slices over ice, and savor a light and refreshing drink. Try this option to get the full flavor of the gin without drinking it straight.
Hendrick’s gin cocktails range from simple to complex. Each highlights different tastes, whether you’re looking for something bitter, floral, and botanical, or slightly spicy.
The gin highlights other flavors while adding refreshing notes, making it perfect for mixing.
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17 Hendricks Gin Cocktail Recipes
- Rosemary Gin & Tonic
- Midsummer Gin Dream
- The Bee’s Knees
- The St. Hendrick's
- Cucumber Lemonade
- Otherwordly Cocktail
- French 75
- Persimmon Ginger Gin Fizz
- Hendrick’s and Elderflower Gin Sling
- Red Queen Cocktail
- Chandelier Martini
- Strawberry Lemonade ft. Hendrick's Gin
- Hendricks Gin Cucumber
- Spanish-style Gin And Tonic
- Cucumber Elderflower Gimlet
- Orange Martini with Hendrick's Gin
- Hendrick's Gin & Tonic
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